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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II Macro Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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- 70-200mm focal length
- 105-300mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 140-400mm equivalent focal length on Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds cameras, 112-320mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- F2.8 constant maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- 77mm filters
- 1.00m/39.37" minimum focus
- Available in Canon EF, Four Thirds, Pentax KAF3, Sony Alpha, Sigma SA, Nikon F (FX) mounts
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||Removable Tripod Collar (TS-21) - Lens Hood|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.43 x 7.24 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.3 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||2.97 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.00 m|
|Material Type||Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||70 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||18|
|Number of Groups||15|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||34.3 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||4.28 pounds|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F||Nikon F (FX)||—||Nikon F (FX), Nikon F (DX)|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Micromotor||auto-focus||Auto/Manual||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 7.24 x 3.43 in||3.39 x 7.76 x 3.39 in||3.54 x 7.64 x 3.54 in||3.46 x 7.5 x 3.46 in||3.38 x 3.38 x 7.74 in||3.43 x 7.36 x 3.43 in|
|Item Weight||2.97 lbs||3.2 lbs||2.93 lbs||3.28 lbs||3.24 lbs||2.87 lbs|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||telephoto-zoom||Telephoto zoom lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||200 millimeters||200 millimeters||200 millimeters||200||200 millimeters||200 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 millimeters||70 millimeters||70 millimeters||70||70 millimeters||80 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters|
This large aperture zoom lens has improved optical performance and retains close-up ability with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification ration of 1:3.5. This lens is suitable for taking all type of subjects such as portraits, landscape, and close-up pictures. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component. When this lens is used with the optional 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters, it becomes a 98-280mm F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 AF telephoto zoom lens respectively.
Enjoy improved optical performance while retaining close-up ability with the large aperture Sigma 70-200mm macro zoom lens. The lens--which offers a minimum focusing distance of 39.4 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5--is suitable for a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscape shots, and macro photos. The lens offers two special low-dispersion (SLD) and three extraordinary low-dispersion (ELD) glass elements, providing excellent correction for all types of aberrations and creating high-quality images throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating, meanwhile, reduces flare and ghosting. Finally, the lens incorporates a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), which ensures a quiet and high-speed autofocus (AF) as well as full-time manual focusing ability. Other features include inner focusing and inner zooming systems, a removable tripod collar, and a 77mm filter size.
- Focal length: 70-200mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
- Angle of view: 34.3 to 12.3 degrees
- Number of diaphragm blades: 9
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- Minimum focusing distance: 39.4 inches
- Filter size: 77mm
- Hood: Petal type
- Corresponding AF mounts: Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony/Minolta, Pentax, Four Thirds
- Dimensions: 3.4 inches in diameter and 7.3 inches long
- Weight: 48.3 ounces
- Warranty: 4 year
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Lets start by going through each lens I've tried.
1.Nikon 80-200mmD ED, I know its not a 70-200mm but close enough. I had two of these examples, both had back focus problems with my two Nikon D200's. I had to return them to B&H.
2.Nikon 70-200mm VR I, great lens except for very soft at 2.8. Bokeh is not good. Back ground has double image of high lights. Very distracting. Focus is the fastest of the group. The VR is an advantage but not for over $700 extra dollars. I've been into photography for over forty years and know how to hold a camera still. Sold this lens and bought the Sigma 70-200mm and a Tamron 200-500mm lens. By the way, the Tamron 200-500mm is a very sharp lens. A good value for the money.
3.Tamron 70-200mm f 2.8. A very good lens. Sharper than the Nikon VR I. A little slow on focus but great for the money. Has a nice buttery bokeh. It is the lightest in weight of the group.
4.Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 II Very fast to focus, bokeh is great. Tack sharp, the best of the group. Its a keeper. By the way, I used the older Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and this newer version is so much sharper.
Update, July 2010, this lens is on my camera most of the time. I haven't missed my Nikon 70-200 VR at all.
Update, January 2011, I now have three Sigma EX lenses, very happy with them all.
I would give this lens a 5 star had it not been for the problems I had for a couple of weeks. I read some of the reviews here on Amazon warning about auto-focusing failure on this lens. I started having the issue with the auto-focus going crazy and getting disconnected (F0). That was driving me nuts especially while I was trying to take pictures at a wedding this past weekend. I nearly wanted to sell/throw away this lens and buy the Nikkor lens since having a cheap unreliable lens is more costly than having an expensive but reliable lens when you missed that great shots you will never get to take again. However, I didn't want to sell this defective lens to anyone else and upset them. It also wouldn't fetch a good price since it's broken. I thought I was going to have to eat the cost but then I read a comment on the 70-200 Nikkor lens about this exact same malfunctioned auto-focusing issue. That discouraged me quite a bit from investing $2k+ to buy a new lens with the same potential problem. To think that even the expensive lens can be unreliable too is dis-heartening. Amazingly, I saw another post that somebody posted about "DeoxIT" contact cleaning solution. I was skeptical but it was worth a shot so I ordered one from Amazon. Guess what? My problem went away after applying the solution to the lens and camera body contacts! Now my Sigma 70-200 is working amazingly well again!! I almost gave this lens a 3 stars because of the issue I was having, but now I'm quite pleased with it. This lens still doesn't get a 5 star because Sigma could have made sure that the contacts are properly cleaned before sending it out to customers! This lens is my first Sigma lens and all my 3 other Nikkor lens had no problems so I would have to say that it's not an issue with the camera.
All in all, if you can afford the Nikkor 70-200 then go for that lens since all the features really do make the lens truly great, but if you can't then this lens is an excellent lower cost alternative. It's light enough to do hand-held shots, but it gets heavier after a long period of lugging it around. The build quality overall is pretty good.
There is a newer version of this lens out now, with optical stabilization and other bells and whistles, but at the time of writing it's sitting at 1200 dollars, 50% more than what this lens cost when I purchased it.
Highly competitive price
Relatively short min. focus (1 meter)
Removable tripod collar
Plenty sharp and aberration-free through most of its range
Soft at 200mm
I hesitate to call the weight a true con, since any f/2.8 tele is going to weigh a relative ton. 50oz IS a lot to lug if you're used to more modest lenses, though. I would recommend pairing this purchase with better carry strap that will attach at the tripod collar to make it more manageable.